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The car I am thinking about buying has a crack in the windshield. I have been reading posts saying the C900 vert windshields can be difficult to install. Is that just due to the possibility of rust or is there something special.

Is a regular windshield place OK to do the work or should it go to a Saab specialist? Anything special I need to know about what I order and how its done?

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The windshield "hoop" frame is a major part of the structure of the car, in order to try and reduce the risk of being killed if you flip over. I don't know how it goes in specifically but I know the glass is expensive...
 

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I think it's always worth paying that bit extra on your insurance for windscreen cover. I got a new screen in my vert last year for £60 and it's stuck in with polyurethane adhesive.
 

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I hate to disagree...

I had it done here in the States last year, thankfully covered by insurance, because the shop quoted me a price of $850 (€630). Plus, only one shop in town knew what was involved in doing the replacement, namely replacing all the trim with new, as SAAB specifies. The whole job took about 2 1/2 hrs. Good luck with it.
 

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Problem is, like so many things with SAABs, most shops don't know they're incompetent, eh?
It's hardly Saab-specific.

Bonded glass has been ubiquitous on new car designs for over 20 years. If the glass replacers STILL can't quite figure out that the sealing strips are rarely re-usable...
 

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I was quoted 350$ by Safelite but a year ago when I was looking at a 900 with a cracked windshield.
 
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